Klay Thompson pens emotional Warriors goodbye

Klay Thompson has officially said goodbye to the Warriors after 13 seasons.

Thompson is joining the Mavericks as part of a sign-and-trade on a 3-year, $50 million deal. 

The 34-year-old shared an emotional post on Instagram addressed to Warriors fans Friday.

“From the bottom of my heart, thank you so much for the best times of my life. It was such an honor to put that Dubs jersey on from Day 1,” the post read. “The best part was not the rings … it was the friendships I made that will last a lifetime.”


Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson gestures after making a 3-point basket against the Los Angeles Lakers during the second half of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, April 9, 2024, in Los Angeles. Klay Thompson is moving on from the Golden State Warriors, with the four-time league champion agreeing to join the Western Conference champion Dallas Mavericks and change franchises for the first time in his 13-year NBA career, two people with knowledge of the decision said Monday, July 1, 2024.
Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson gestures after making a 3-point basket against the Los Angeles Lakers during the second half of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, April 9, 2024, in Los Angeles. AP

Thompson has won four championships and made five All-Star Game appearances while part of the Warriors dynasty.

He has hit the sixth-most 3-pointers NBA history.


Thompson will join the Mavericks on a $50 million deal.
Thompson will join the Mavericks on a $50 million deal. Cary Edmondson-USA TODAY Sports

The Warriors did not provide Thompson a counteroffer this season, but have expressed that they will retire his No. 11 when he retires from the game.

“Don’t be sad it’s over, be happy it happened. Until we meet again. Sea captain out,” Thompson concluded the post.

He now joins a Mavericks team with Luka Doncic and Kyrie Irving that lost the NBA Finals to the Celtics.

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